Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Module

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The High Quality Camera Module is a camera sensor designed to accept CS-mount lenses and, with the supplied adapter, C-mount lenses for use with the Raspberry Pi single board computer line. It offers higher resolution (12 megapixels, compared to eight megapixels), and sensitivity (approximately 50% greater area per pixel for improved low-light performance) than the existing Camera Module v2. The 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor features a 7.9mm diagonal image size and back-illuminated sensor architecture with adjustable back focus. Additionally, this module features an included tripod thread just adjacent to the ribbon cable connector.

The CGL 6mm CS-mount and 16 mm C-mount lenses (in the related products section below) are examples of third-party products that are compatible with the High Quality Camera; see step-by-step instructions for fitting these CS-mount and C-mount lenses in the documents tab. Additional adapters can also be found for use with professional DSLR lenses.

Note: A lens is required for this camera module and one is not included.

  • Module assembly w/ 1/4'-20 tripod mount
  • C-CS adapter
  • Dust cap
  • Ribbon cable (200mm) - a longer cable may be needed depending on the mounting technique used.
  • Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor, 12.3 megapixels, 7.9mm sensor diagonal, 1.55μm × 1.55μm pixel size
  • Ouput: RAW12/10/8, COMP8
  • Back focus: Adjustable (12.5mm – 22.4mm)
  • Lens standards: C-mount, CS-mount (C-CS adapter included)
  • IR cut filter: Integrated
  • Ribbon cable length: 200mm
  • Tripod mount: 1/4in. - 20

Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Module Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #1568264 / about 4 years ago * / 1

    No schematic is listed for the board. Mounting hole spacing and clearances are needed for build planning purposes. Never mind, I see the drawing has the mounting holes after all.

    • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

      Hi there, it sounds like you are looking for technical assistance. Please use the link in the banner above, to get started with posting a topic in our forums. Our technical support team will do their best to assist you.

      That being said, I did a simple Google search and found the schematic listed on the Raspberry Pi foundation (they supply the new camera module) website:

  • Member #364626 / about 4 years ago / 1

    Can the IR filter be removed from this Camera Module ?

Customer Reviews

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Works good. Note for 6mm lens

Camera worked good, plug and play for OctoPrint with no issues.
NOTE: If used with the 6mm lens you need to remove the CS lens adapter that comes installed on the HQ camera. Otherwise the lens is too far from the sensor and you can not focus. Took a bit to figure out since this isn't noted anywhere.


Seamless, no new software to download, fully ready to plug-n-play.

Amazing HQ camera!

So far, I've tested the camera using "The Official Raspberry Pi Camera Guide." Picture quality is outstanding; video quality surpasses my expectations. I've tested the 6mm and 16 mm lenses. Both produce quality photos and videos. After I use the HQ Camera in various settings, I will post an additional review.

A little dissappointed.

I was not impressed with the design. The ribbon should be offset from the mount, depending on the style used it sets a pretty good bend.

Also purchased Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Lens - 6mm Wide Angle SEN-16762

I have having focus issues, very small focus range. I am using with a Prusa I3 MK3S MMU2+.

Excellent product... Long delivery

The product works exactly as described. I plugged it in and was able to start using it immediately. The cable relative to the post hole and camera orientation is a little awkward for me but definitely workable.

This probably won't be a general problem but the delivery time was very long on this product. I had to contact the support department to goose the delivery. Support for getting the delivery moving was great!

Top notch!

Inexpensive, easy to configure and use, performs quite well at night in an allsky setup.